Climbing, October 2005
Appears: 12 times a year
Tooth Rock, Arizona, is the largest freestanding spire in the Southwest desert. What, haven’t heard of it? Here’s why.
by Fitz Cahall
photos by John Burcham
After the Golf rush
In Colorado you used to make a choice: live the high-country life near the ice climbing and skiing, or shack up in lowlands near the good cragging. Now, towns like Ouray and Silverton let you have it all.
by Jared Ogden
In 1979, a cover of a climbing magazine set a dream into motion. Only a midlife crisis could make it come true.
by Heinz Zak
Beauty, power, determination, and a well-bolted Daydream.
Alpine: improvising rap anchors
Sport: Grigri quick-feed
Trad: crack footsies
Stoves for climbers – from tailgate to the high alpine.
by Larry Amkraut
A bulletproof crag pack, a rope that lasts, and a adjustable harness with style.
Beyond Gorp by Yvonne Prater, Ruth Dyar Mendenhall and Kerry I. Smith,
The Big Open by Rick Ridgeway,
Red River Ruckus, a film by Spencer Victory
GUIDES & TRAVEL
Ashes to ashes: a careless friend’s last climb.
by Andrew P. Jenkins